I love smoothies. I really do. When it comes to juicing vs smoothies, I am always team smoothie - when made properly.
Often, we load our smoothies with tons of fruit (good because of the fiber, but also full of sugar) and skimp on the veggies and protein. So here is a simple equation to help you ensure that smoothie is as healthy as it is tasty.
2 cups veggie + 2 cups fruit (use frozen and skip the ice) + 1 part protein (7-15 grams) + 1/2 cup unsweetened liquid = bomb.com smoothie
Tip for those who prefer to sleep an extra 15 minutes rather than eating a good breakfast. Make smoothie bags (your chosen fruit and vegetables) ahead of time and keep in freezer. In the morning simply combine bag of frozen fruits and veggies with your liquid and protein to the blender and you are good to go.
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Ashley Shaw MS, RD, CDN